One of Mayor Slay’s final actions as Mayor was issuing executive order number 58 to increase the availability of healthy eating options at city owned and operated buildings and facilities. This also applies to vending machines.
So what qualifies as healthy options?
reduction of sodium to 200mg per package, no trans fat, and a reduction of calories down to less 200, saturated fats and sugars to 35 percent of weight. In addition the cost of these foods must be 20 percent less than the less healthy options.
But these rules do not apply to city owned facilities like the Scottrade Center which is leased to private businesses. I had to look up some examples of healthy vending machine food.
Here is one image I found which gave me a bit of a laugh.
There are apple machines and veggie machines
And dry tasteless snack foods